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Dogs to have day in the sun at park event

Posted: April 22, 2012 - 12:01am  |  Updated: April 24, 2012 - 4:15pm

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Evans Towne Center Park goes to the dogs this weekend.

From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, the park plays host to demonstrations by man’s best friend during Hounds Around Towne.

One of the featured demonstrations will be the Skyhounds DiscDogathan, featuring Hyperflight. It is a world-qualifying disc dogathon and will be the only portion of the event that carries over to Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Admission is free at the rain-or-shine event.

“We want to provide a fun and entertaining environment while highlighting the need for animal rescue and adoption in Columbia County,” said Columbia County Community Events Specialist Virginia Atkins. “The event will educate the public about proper animal care and county services.”

Evans Towne Center park will be divided into two halves. One will hold the DiscDogathon while the other will be filled with area non-profit organizations. They will provide information about dog care and services provided as well as demonstrations.

There will be K-9 attack and drug-seeking demonstrations, as well as a carting demonstration in which large dogs have carts attached to them and maneuver through an obstacle course.

There will be raffles and contests held throughout the day, such as the pet-owner look-alike contest, with prizes provided by event participants.

“We’ve got some big prizes given by the non-profits to support this event,” Atkins said. “I’m really excited about this event. We’ve been working on it for a while.”

For more, go to www.columbiacountyga.gov, click information and then calendar.

 

IF YOU GO

What: Hounds Around Towne

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Evans Towne Center Park

More: www.columbiacountyga.gov

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